“Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression and assassinations, but also by unfair economic structures that create huge inequalities.”
- Pope Francis
Week 14 crop list
- Melons – all
- Cilantro – all
- Cucumbers – all
- Radishes – all
- Romaine lettuce – all
- Bok choy – all
- Thai basil – all
- Apples – all
- Chard – half
- Squash – single
- Kale – single, full
- Tomatoes – full
- Fennel – full
- Apples are mainly Regent, best cut up for a salad or crisp/pie
- Any droopy or wilting green can be quickly revived by rehydration – place them in very cold water for 15 minutes or so
- Last of the tomatoes for this year
- Basil has some ‘cold burn’ from some earlier 40 degree nights
Here is the Itinerary for our Fall Harvest Festival
Come anytime between the hours of 2 and 8 Saturday Oct. 10th
- Farm/garden tours at 3, 4, 5 o’clock
- Horse grooming/rides from 5-6
- Hayrides/pumpkin picking every half hour starting around 5
- Chili/cornbread/pumpkin bars from 4-7
- Bonfire ongoing throughout the evening
- Large yard for lawn games, badminton etc.
- Anyone is welcome to pitch a tent and stay the night
Please try to rsvp if you are able to, but do not let that inhibit you from showing up. Hope you all can make it!!
Greetings! We are Sonya and Israel, the interns. We hale from the Golden state, or as of right now – the dried up crispy state, California. We both grew up in the Northern California Bay Area and pursued our undergrad degrees from Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe. We chose to intern on a farm to surround ourselves in a wholesome environment and to experience sustainable agriculture first hand.
As a result of our love and adoration for both the earth and all creatures in it, we choose to live a vegan lifestyle. We have been vegan for over a year and a half and are constantly amazed at how easy it is and how good we feel. Israel has always been the one you find cooking in the kitchen, and vegan cooking has been nothing but a culinary adventure, especially while living on a farm abundant in all the best produce you can find!
There are many reasons one can choose to go vegan. Personal health, environmental degradation, and animal cruelty/speciesism are typically the main reasons. For us it’s a combination of all of them. Switching to a plant-based diet is a great way to increase your personal health, reduce your carbon footprint, and save many creatures.
If you’re interested in lowering your animal product consumption, we have a few documentary suggestions for you to check out. Forks over Knives is a very interesting analysis of the China Study (the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted) and goes through multiple examples of how a plant-based diet can help prevent and rid your body of preventable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and type-2 diabetes. The documentary that persuaded us to go vegan was Vegucated. This film followed a diverse group of individuals through a 90 day period on a vegan diet. This film also explores how factory farms, and even small organic farms, are expected to treat the farm animals. Netflix offers these films as well as other great films such as Cowspiracy and Earthlings.
We very much hope you are enjoying your CSA shares.
Happy Fall Equinox!
-Sonya and Israel